PENGUINS NEWS AND LINKS
Penguins.com | Impressions from the bench and the press box
Michelle needs to do this with Rocket all year. He even tweeted her stuff later he forgot to say, like Flower played well.
Penguins Sauce | Pens shut out the Red Wings
In the preseason finale, the Pens ice something resembling a real lineup and shut out the Wings. Flower was flowering.
PPG | New Penguin makes his presence felt at the net
Patric Hornqvist has a simple, uncomplicated, 200-foot game and we like it. Just don't put him on the same line with Kunitz, who does the exact same thing.
ESPN | Shero and McPhee refreshed and ready to be back in the game
Pierre LeBrun catches up wit Ray Shero and George McPhee. This was a nice read. Ray Shero is a good guy, and I wish he could have stayed with the Penguins organization in some capacity.
ProHockeyTalk | Risk Factors: Pittsburgh Penguins edition
Mike Halford looks at key things that could go wrong in Pittsburgh this season. Just as long as they don't all hit at the same time.
NHL NEWS AND LINKS
About Sports | Top 10 story lines to watch in the 2014-15 NHL season
Adam Gretz outlines 10 most intriguing situations to keep an eye on this season.
Sporting News | Who got better?
Six NHL teams headed for improvement.
Grantland | NHL's middle-of-the-pack teams
Part two of Grantland's four-part season preview reviewing teams in the middle.
CBC Sports Eye on Hockey | 2014-15 NHL Season Preview: Atlantic Division
Chris Peters with an outstanding preview of the Atlantic.
The Score | Trotz plans to reduce Alex Ovechkin's PP time
Capitals coach Barry Trotz reveals plans to "carefully manage" his captain's power-play time. Oh, that'll go over well.
CBC Sports | Ken Holland not optimistic about Babcock's extension coming soon
Will Mike Babcock's extension get done before the season opener? Red Wings GM Ken Holland doesn't think so.
The Hockey News | Rumor Roundup: Boston Bruins
The Bruins got Krug and Smith signed to cheap deals, but do they still need to make a trade?
ProHockeyTalk | Julien thinks diving crackdown is ‘step in the right direction’
"You can tell a guy ‘don’t dive’, but even on our team we’ve seen a few of them." Hahahahahahahahahaha
Ottawa Senators | Erik Karlsson named captain
Swedish superstar and former Norris winner will be the 9th captain in the history of the Ottawa Senators.
NHL.com | How East's playoff outsiders get back in this season
How can the 8 teams that missed the Eastern Conference playoffs last year get in this year?
Anaheim Calling | Hilary Knight headlines Ducks' Girls Play Hockey night
US Olympian Hilary Knight will practice with the Ducks today and coach the Lady Ducks tonight, in an effort to promote girls' hockey. What girls' hockey needs is a Mo'ne Davis kind of perception changer. Or someone with a super-famous hockey last name.
PPG | Trina Crosby takes up women's hockey cause
This is the one. Shelly Anderson catches up with Sid's mom who, for the sake of her daughter, came on board of the nascent CWHL. I have a daughter who plays a boys' sport and doesn't want to have to quit one day. Well done, Sid's and Taylor's mom.